Research and analysis

Bovine TB: badger control policy value for money analysis

Information and analysis of the costs and benefits of extending badger control to additional areas.



This document contains an analysis of the cost and benefit assumptions connected to the current approach to badger control and about extensions to additional areas.

The 2017 analysis relates to the decision to extend to a further 11 areas in 2017, and to start supplementary culling where intensive culling has completed in two areas.

The previously published VfM analysis related to the areas to which badger control was extended to in those years. Each publication only looks at the areas where culling was launched in those years, and not where culling was already taking place.

Some information relating to industry costs has been withheld because of its commercially sensitive nature.

Published 17 December 2015
Last updated 11 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added the value for money analysis 2017 document.
  2. Updated with the 2016 value for money analysis.
  3. First published.